At the age of 26, not many people fear that the best years of their career have passed them by but for former child star Josh Peck, the uncertainty was real. Having come off a successful run on the popular television series Drake & Josh, Josh was left to figure out if he wanted to continue acting and what that looked like as an adult.
An early adopter of social media, Josh capitalized on his natural comedic talents to become a Vine superstar, eventually creating a revenue stream and following that would ensure financial success and a lasting career in the entertainment industry. In this second installment of the double-episode season premiere, Josh Peck talks about overcoming self-doubt and seizing the moment.
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Josh Peck has established himself as one of Hollywood’s rising talents, making the seamless transition from child actor to leading man. He’s starred in feature films such as Mean Creek alongside Rory Culkin (2004), The Wackness beside Ben Kingsley (2008), Red Dawn alongside Chris Hemsworth (2012), Danny Collins with Al Pacino, Annette Benning, and Jennifer Garner (2016), Take The 10 with Andy Samberg and Fred Armisen (2017), Netflix’s The Musical, co-starring Debra Messing, out later this year, and much more.
He has guest-starred on The Big Bang Theory and appeared as a recurring guest on The Mindy Project in 2014. In 2016, Peck starred as John Stamos’ son in the Fox series Grandfathered. Currently, Josh he in Disney Plus’ Turner and Hooch series, a continuation of the 1989 Tom Hanks film of the same name.
You can now see Josh Peck in the highly anticipated Hulu series, How I Met Your Father, and in the iCarly Reboot on Paramount+.
Josh is best known for his role on the Nickelodeon phenomenon Drake & Josh (2004-2007) for which he received a Kids’ Choice Nomination. The series premiere was watched by 3.2 million viewers, Nickelodeon’s highest-rated series premiere in nearly 10 years. In 2006, Drake & Josh ranked consistently among the 10 most-watched cable shows of the week. It averaged three million viewers at the time.